Eight talented teenagers from a small town come to New York City for a one-in-a-million shot at stardom in a national dance competition. Their high-powered energy is captured by director Sidney Poitier in dazzling dance sequences. From the fast-moving rhythms of contemporary street dancing to jazz and classical ballet, they strut their stuff through exhausting rehearsals, numerous auditions and tense nightclub face-offs. In the process, the teenagers get a crash course in self-sufficiency in a city that challenges them to survive, compete and grow. The odds are against them, but in the film's exciting climax, they put it all on the line to make their dreams come true. A host of fresh-faced newcomers are featured, including: Michael DeLorenzo (TV's "New York Undercover"), John Scott Clough (Phantoms), Don Franklin (Asteroid), Tamara Mark (Wes Craven's New Nightmare) and David White (TV's "Bewitched"). Fans of Fame, Footloose, Center Stage and Save the Last Dance will savor this vintage.